AndreaI’m really passionate about pets and marketing. I want to get fluent in english to boost my career. I really enjoy traveling and knowing people around the world.
MarianaHi! I’m Mariana, I’m 23 years old. For now, I’m focused in my studies, I’m a psychotherapist here in Colombia and also currently I’m finishing my masters in clinical psychology and my other bachelors in philosophy, that’s why I can’t travel as much as I would want to, but I’m planning on traveling soon! I love animals, traveling, reading, listening to music and meeting new people! If you want to get to know better Medellin, I’m happy to help you, and if you have tips on traveling alone or you want to recommend me a good place to visit, I’ll be really thankful!
SamanthaIm open minded, easygoing, passionate about new cultures and also about share my culture with everyone. I love to go to a travel to towns that are near to my place and discover cute spots for pics or for eat! I want to meet friends that share the love about solo trave! I just have travel once... and was at my country so Im open to hear your experience! :)
Can host for 3 daysHello! I’m Alejandra Abella. I love theater and music. Currently, I am learning programming. I love animals, I have 5 animals at home. My favorite food is sushi. I love talking with a lot of people. I practice swimming. I work as a ICT teacher. Usually I’m really full with all activities. I love with my parents and brother. I would be pleasure to be in touch with you.
Can host for 3 dayshello my name is Sara, I am a medical student and I love traveling and learning about new cultures Now I'm getting to know the European Union
Can host for 7 daysHello! I’m Monica. I live in Medellin, Colombia, a great spot for digital nomads or people who love travelling. I travel a lot to the UK since my fiancé is from England. I love cooking, dancing and learning languages.
RelleHi I’m Relle! An introverted extrovert which means I love meeting new people and love to talk and have fun, but never need or want to go too crazy. I love food, travel, walking, talking, red wine, cocktails, coffee, nights out, Netflix, games night and comedy!
SilviaSince I started working I’ve been travelling around. I’m open minded, down to earth and always ready for some fun. I like change and I like to keep on moving. The next big step is South America in the late 2023, I’m looking for a travel buddy!
TeresaHi everybody, I am planning a backpacking trip through South America. I will start in August 2024 and would like to meet other nature and culture connected people who want to start the tour with me. I am already a year earlier in Paraguay and participate in a research project on biodiversity in the rainforest. If you also want to discover this incredible continent I would be happy to establish contact and possibly then do something together in South America.
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Colombia is incredible! I just spent almost 2 months there and it’s such a fun country to travel with a bit of everything to see. My favorite parts were the deserts (Tatacoa and Cabo De La Vela), cute pretty little towns like Barichara and Villa De Leyva, the whole Caribbean coast (Santa Marta, Cartagena), and beach islands like San Andres. I could go on forever!
I was there for 3 weeks and visited Medellín, Guatapé, Jardín, Bogotá, Salento, Filandia, and Cartagena. Jardín was my favorite town, it was such a little gem. The Cocora Valley was truly incredible! Bogotá was a really cool place with a lot to see.
I have been to Cartagena and Medellín (not solo) and honestly, I would go back to Medellín alone in a heartbeat. Very safe even at night I was surprised by all the women walking alone. It’s so beautiful and a very clean friendly city. Cartagena felt sketchy to me. I wouldn’t go back alone let alone with others. We got harassed on numerous occasions.
I traveled solo to Colombia and LOVED it! I went to Bogota and Salento. My Spanish isn’t great so I did group day tours. I didn’t go out at night and I wasn’t flashy (I didn’t carry a purse and I didn’t have my cell phone visible).
I did an entire month in Colombia - Bogota, Cartagena, minca, Santa Marta, cocora valley, Cali, Medellin. Never felt unsafe. Just don’t walk alone at night in alleys and flash jewelry or speak loudly at night - common sense basically anywhere you go.
I was in Medellin, Cartagena and Bogota. I don’t like Bogota at all. Don’t ever use your phone in public when you’re in Colombia, high chance you’ll get robbed. Don’t go anywhere by yourself at night in Colombia.
I travelled solo there for three weeks with no problem. The people are really friendly. The Tayrona park outside of Santa Marta was closed when I was there, but i would recommend it from what I've heard. I went to Santa Marta then Barranquilla for the carnival (if it's not carnival it's just a big city, nothing special). Cartagena, really cute place if you stay in the old town also close to some nice beaches. The I flew to Medillin and did a day trip to Guatape which I recommend. Medillin if you stay in the right neighbourhood's is quite safe. I'm pretty sure I even walked alone through some sketchy areas and nothing happend, but I recommend to use uber instead, especially when it's dark. Then I went to Salento which was my highlight, amazing nature and 70 metres tall palm trees plus great party. Then Cali, honestly the only place I really felt scared in, but went out nighttime with my hostel and got to see the best salsa I've ever seen and dance the night away myself too so still loved it. After that I just passed through some towns to cross the border to Ecuador. Popayan was nice and cute, but not worth a side trip for. Hope you enjoy!
I loved Colombia. I travelled 6 weeks solo. Got lost, missed planes etc. the usual. The people were fabulous. Just be careful at Bogota airport to ensure you catch a taxi from the taxi line only. Don’t take offers. Also watch for the wrong change being given. Go to the coffee district. I went to Filandia and loved it. See the palms at Cacora valley. Also loved Palamino more than Santa marta myself. I did a tour to Punta Gallinas and loved it too. Also went to the islands off the coast of Cartagena and they were well worth it. Snorkeling and beaches.
I was there in June and stayed in Medellin, Santa Marta, Buritaca, Cartagena and Isla Grande - felt really safe and absolutely loved it, probably my favorite place I've ever been, could not recommend more!
Yes, Colombia is generally safe for solo female travelers. However, it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other country. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure. Additionally, it is recommended to dress modestly and avoid wearing expensive jewelry.
Yes, Colombia is a great destination for solo travelers. Colombia is generally a safe country for travelers, and there are plenty of activities and attractions to explore. The people are friendly and welcoming, and there are plenty of opportunities to meet other travelers. Colombia is also a great place to learn Spanish, as the locals are very patient and helpful when it comes to teaching the language.
Colombia can be an affordable destination for solo travelers. Accommodation, food, and transportation are all relatively inexpensive, and there are plenty of budget-friendly activities to enjoy. However, it is important to note that prices can vary significantly depending on the region and city you are visiting.
Learn some Spanish
While English is widely spoken in Colombia, it is always helpful to learn some basic Spanish phrases before traveling.
Make sure you are up to date on all your vaccinations before traveling to Colombia.
Credit cards are accepted in some places, but it is best to bring cash in case you need it.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Colombia is generally safe, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take necessary precautions.
Respect Local Customs
Colombia has a rich culture and it is important to respect local customs and traditions.
Colombia is a tropical country and the sun can be very strong, so make sure to bring sunscreen.
Generally, the dry season (December to March) is the most popular time to visit, as the weather is usually sunny and dry. However, if you are looking for a more relaxed atmosphere, the wet season (April to November) can be a great time to visit, as the rain brings cooler temperatures and fewer crowds.
Yes, Colombia is generally safe to travel alone. However, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure your safety. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and do not carry large amounts of cash or valuables. Additionally, it is recommended to register with your embassy upon arrival in Colombia.